Academic Staff Executive Committee Minutes 06-21-18
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018
53 Bascom Hall
Members Present: Bruno Browning, vice chair; Aaron Crandall; Jenny Dahlberg; Mallory Musolf; Deb Shapiro; Lindsey Stoddard Cameron
Guests: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Jake Smith, Amanda Thornton
The meeting was called to order at 1:32 p.m.
The minutes of June 7, 2018, were approved.
Heather Daniels reported that the conference for research staff on campus went well and seems to have been well received. She has received an email from Lynn Freeman inviting ASEC to participate in interviews for a hire she is making for professional development programs on campus. Heather will send the details via email. Heather met with the other shared governance secretaries to discuss a proposal for post-transition issues. The proposal would have shared governance bodies at UW-Madison create committees composed equally of UW-Madison and UW-Extension employees to meet to consider problems that come up post-transition. There is a meeting of a work group from MEGIC (Madison Extension Governance Integration Committee) that will look at the proposal as well.
Jake Smith reported on the MEGIC meeting. There was a discussion on the academic staff years of service recommendation, post-transition working groups, and employees who do substantially similar effort with drastically different titles.
Deb Shapiro reported that the Librarian’s Assembly is preparing for the new library director. They are updating library directory information, creating an information packet and making a video.
•17-18 Assembly Debrief
ASEC felt that the Assembly went well this year. The level of activity from representatives felt similar to past years.
•17-18 Standing Committee Debrief/Planning for 2018-19
ASEC expressed interest in holding a face to face meeting with committee chairs in the summer or early fall. The meeting could start with issues that are known to governance at the time and discuss with the chairs what other issues should be included. This will be discussed further at the next meeting.
•Family Leave Update
Lindsey Stoddard Cameron presented an update on the Ad Hoc Committee looking at family leave. The committee is charged with looking at family leave for instructional and non-instructional employees. The committee has been using equity and consistency as a guide to make decisions. They have been focusing on how to serve employees who aren’t being well served with current practices. ASEC provided feedback regarding a draft report outline. Overall, ASEC felt very positive about the direction of the committee’s work.
Guest: Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost
Sarah Mangelsdorf reported that she is still working on where funding from the awards previously sponsored by WAA would come from, but she is committed to funding these awards next year. She will be sending a memo to Heather to confirm it.
She is continuing to work on UW-Extension merger issues. She met with the employees in public media. She asked ASEC about districting for these employees with the Assembly. Heather responded that she has been in touch with the UW-Extension Academic Staff Council about the options available to them for districting.
The CIO and Vice Provost for Libraries will begin on August 1. She will be charging the Dean of the School of Business Search and Screen Committee next week.
Meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Heather Daniels, Secretary of the Academic Staff